Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Owlie Feature - Suenosdejmi

Since this blog is devoted to the Etsy Owls Street Team, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase a member here each week. And to kick start this new feature, why not showcase our fearless leader?!?!

Suenosdejmi is run by the fabulous Jamie Collins. Who is awesome. She knits and crochets and is the brain behind almost everything Owlie. Because, well, she's awesome.

Jamie makes the most wonderful scarves and cowls, fingerless gloves and adorable amigurumi (dude, I'm still waiting on cow butt - sorry, inside joke).
She's a wee bit obsessed with Harry Potter, but I'll forgive her for that. :)
She spent 3 months studying in Spain, and that makes her one lucky broad! Well, that, and it also lead her to photography (of which she has some really gorgeous shots in this shop).

So, rock on, Jamie. Rock on.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Owl Spotlight: JamieLeto

I started in 2007, about 3 years ago, and within the past three years my shop has been opened, closed, reopened, reinvented, you name it. I began with sewing little stuffed monsters to knitting scarflettes to making jewelry to writing cut-paste zines and everything in between.

Despite having loves of all different DIYs and dabbling in each category and finding my temporary niche in each one, it was always sort of an underlying dream of mine to be making decoupage creations. For the past 6 years I've been an avid collage maker, and have collaged entire walls with pictures I've hand picked. I just find it so interesting and rewarding for some reason I can't explain. This year I finally found it in me to dedicate my shop to decoupaged creations.

Last christmas I made my boyfriend a decoupage frame with little green triangles that took me forever but I loved the outcome. I really just enjoyed doing it and the meticulous nature of it; just putting pieces together, like a puzzle. I just sort of fell in love with decoupage. So after being on a shop hiatus for a while, I began to create more and more and decided to get back up and running again. I chose the name mélange, which means collection, because I think of these collaged products as a collection of ideas because I think that's what magazines are: collections of photos, words, ideas.

Aside from just doing what I love, I'm happy to do it with recycled products. With my collaging addiction I have tons of old magazines lying around and now I've found an awesome, profitable, sustainable way to use them. If you're interested in getting rid of any old magazines e-mail me at . Depending on the amount I may be able to take them off your hands as long as you are willing to pay shipping.

thanks for reading owls (:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

O Rly?

Ya Rly!

No Wai! There's so many cute little plush owls on Etsy! These are just the beginning...

( the rest are here )

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The New Generation of Treasury- EAST!

Lately I feel like I should just wear a sign around my neck that says "Treasury East is AWESOME!" because it seems like everywhere I "go" I'm telling someone about it.

Until recently, it had been quite a while since my last Treasury. They were hard to catch, I was never online when they became available, etc. With Treasury East there's no longer any waiting to catch a treasury, they are unlimited! All you have to do is push a button, and VOILA, your very own Treasury!

For those of you that enjoyed the chase and are a little disappointed, the ease of getting a new treasury comes with some fun perks that make it worth it.

The whole world of Treasury East is cleaner, fancier, and just screams 'buy me!' They have fancy 'share' tools, where you can build, then tweet your treasury right there on the spot! Each now holds 16 items (no longer have any alternate spots), items will stay until you replace them (even if they sell), you can create as many lists as you'd like, AND they don't expire!

Why are you still here? Why aren't you off making a Treasury?!?! :)

p.s. I've made two so far, and they'd like your love, if you want to randomly see what one looks like. :)

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Monday, April 19, 2010

New and Notable Monday!

These pieces were selected by browsing our team search tag. I try to mix up the mediums, so there's definitely more new and notable there already, so go check it out!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Help Us Support Autism!

One of our Owlies, lalala08 is walking in this year's Walk Now For Autism in her area. To support her awesome efforts, we've got an Autism section in our shop. 100% of proceeds from this section will go straight to the Walk!

Help us help others by making a purchase, a donation (by clicking through to the link above) or simply by promoting Autism Awareness during April, Autism Awareness Month.

For more information about autism, and what you can do to help (and why helping is so important!) visit Autism Speaks


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